Undergraduate ProgramSociology is the science that studies the social relations of people. Knowledge acquired through a variety of research techniques helps explain the social behavior of people and predict what they will do in certain situations. You can get an idea about the range of subject matter we study by our courses: "Marriage and the Family," "Criminology," "Race and Ethnic Relations," "Social Psychology," "Death and Dying", "Sociology of Religion," and "Population Health" to name a few.
A background in sociology provides a variety of vocational choices:
- Teaching opportunities from high school to graduate school attract many students to academic sociology.
- Sociological research skills are in demand by government agencies, corporations and private consulting firms.
- Studies in sociology provide a useful base of knowledge for any occupation that requires an understanding of social relations. Undergraduate majors find employment in the helping professions, medicine, dentistry, ministry, religious education, law, business, counseling, criminal justice and others.